The Preaching Institute hosts one-day events on the Beeson campus in order to provide ongoing education and encouragement to preachers in their lives and ministries. Events include conversations with Beeson professors around their research and teaching, as well as workshops that address the homiletical movement of "Text to Sermon" from a variety of perspectives. Text to Sermon events are hosted on four consecutive Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. Lunch is provided for Beeson students and members of the Birmingham community. These Preaching Institute events are designed with the aim of strengthening both preachers and their preaching. 

To view the spring's Text to Sermon series through the Gospels and other previous workshops, check out our playlist here. To view the full playlist of past events of the Preaching Institute, click here

Text to Sermon: Dr. Michael Pasquarello
February 7, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Divinity Hall N101

Dr. Michael Pasquarello will show how to go from text to sermon using 1 Corinthians 2:1-8.

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Text to Sermon: Dr. Doug Webster
February 14, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Divinity Hall N101

Dr. Doug Webster will show how to go from text to sermon using Colossians 3:12-17.

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Text to Sermon: Dr. Robert Smith Jr.
February 21, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Divinity Hall N101

Dr. Robert Smith Jr. will show how to go from text to sermon using 1 Corinthians 13.

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Text to Sermon: Rev. Connie Happell
February 28, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Divinity Hall N101

Rev. Connie Happell will show how to go from text to sermon using Ecclesiastes 3:1-15.

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A Day with a Beeson Author: Dr. Gerald R. McDermott
March 23, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Divinity Hall S111

Spend the day with Dr. Gerald R. McDermott as he teaches from his book, Everyday Glory: The Revelation of God in All of Reality. The day includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of his book.

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